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Laboratoire de Microbiologie Fondamentale et Pathogénicité

The MFP laboratory (Microbiologie Fondamentale et Pathogénicité) is a research Unit depending on the CNRS and the Université de Bordeaux. The objective of MFP is to increase the general, scientific and basic understanding of host pathogen interactions linked to replication and disease development. The ultimate final aim is a comprehension of the consequences of molecular interactions on higher levels up to epidemiology and the development of anti-microbial approaches. MFP is currently composed of seven groups working on virology (HIV, adenovirus, hepatitis C and B, parvovirus), bacteriology (enterobacteria, etc.), parasitology (trypanosomes, leishmanies, toxoplasmes) and mycology (Candida).

Circuit Scientifique 2020, une formule hors les murs

Retour sur la participation de plusieurs membres de l'UMR à la fête de la science format 2020. En vue du contexte, l'université a décidé de proposer une nouvelle formule "hors les murs", c'est pourquoi , nous avons été à la rencontre des élèves de 3ème du collège Georges Lapierre à Lormont vendredi 9 octobre dernier.

The behaviour of therapeutic antibodies in immunotherapy

Since the late 1990s, immunotherapy has been the frontline treatment against lymphomas where synthetic antibodies are used to stop the proliferation of cancerous white blood cells. However, in the more than 20 years since their use began, the molecular mechanisms that underlie this therapy are still little understood. For the first time, scientists from the CNRS, Institut Pasteur and Université de Bordeaux have observed the interaction between therapeutic antibodies and their target protein. The research, published in Science on 14 August 2020, describes these molecular mechanisms and opens the way to the development of new treatments.